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  •  God bless hospice - they made such a difference (7+ / 0-)

    for both my mother's and father-in-law's deaths. The grief groups also do good work. I hope your friend has my FIL's experience and not my father's. My FIL after several years renewed a friendship with a colleague's wife who was also widowed and together they shared quite a number of years of companionship.

    My father by contrast continued grieving intensely (so much so that his lawyer commented at the will discussion that she thought my mother had died recently based on dad's references). I think he could have benefited from a grief group.

    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Wee Mama on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 06:05:06 AM PST

    •  Hello Wee Mama. Nice to see you again. (6+ / 0-)

      Death of a loved one is devastating. We are all different in how we cope. I think we are built so that we try to heal ourselves. But, we usually need a lot of help. Having the folks of hospice and a caring circle of friends can make that process go quicker and gentler. I'm sorry your father had such a difficult time with it. Your mother probably would have wanted him to feel better than that.

      Thank you for stopping by and offering your thoughts. Enjoy your day. BTW- we are doing the free lunch program again on Feb.3 if you would like to join us. Just an fyi...

      Well...I'd rather live in Utopia.

      by jim in IA on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 07:30:44 AM PST

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